Monday, September 24, 2012


"Go in Peace" above the back door shelf
I painted two paintings one of hollyhocks one roses for  the walls on each side of the table.

I have painted quotes such as "Seize The Moment"  all around the cottage above the high shelves which whole a collection of cottage memorabilia

The cozy sitting area. I escape up here some times and lay down on the sofa and read or nap.

 Have old photos of my childhood on display on the bedroom chest of drawers.

This wall hanging hold  special old calendars and cards. The large calendar is for 1937, my birth year. The medium size calendar ) above right is 1936 my husband Maurice's birth year. The smaller calendar  just above the large one is the year 1955. Our wedding year. I have kept each years calendar practically since we were married  and referred  back to them  ever so often.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

My pink and white dinnerware which i collected from Antique Malls and Garage Sales. We took the cabinet doors off to make it look more like a china hutch.
A fellow Artist; Marcie Vogel ; surprised me with this painting of my self and presented to me for years of service to our Harrisonville fine art association. I had this old frame just waiting for something special so it was a perfect match.
My Sorority/ Engagement picture of 1955 nestled among some pillows on the bed.
Some of my Cottage tea pots on a tiered shelf I found in Branson, The bottom one I noticed in a shop window while taking a  trolley tour in another state. I was able to find my way back walking!
Some of my treasures  on a little cabinet  in the bathroom.
Add look inside the "necessary room"
There are high shelves all around the walls in the cottage to display my collections. This in the bedroom.
 Twin beds with an old stair rail above the bed. Above the rail on the wall I  printed "Stairway To The Stars"
 I Received a Dremel one year for Christmas so used it to carve this on the lower kitchen cabinets. I also carved  "MHS  1976  MJS"  on our lower cabinets in our home.

Monday, September 3, 2012


This old Hotel in our little town of Garden City, Missouri has this darling Florist which the town people use faithfully. There use to be a precious Tea Room  with antiques for sale, but times change and there is a real estate office in the other part of the building now.